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Sustainable Plastics: Solution or Illusion? A Discussion on Plastics, Zero...

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The HiVE

128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

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Have you ever wondered whether or not bioplastics are truly biodegradable? Degradable? Compostable?


Join Surfrider Vancouver for an educational event and discussion with Dr. Love-Ese Chile, a sustainable plastic researcher based in Vancouver. Some of the topics that Dr. Chile will cover include:

  • Why plastic? – The properties of plastics that make them so useful and widespread

  • Problems with plastic – What we have now come to understand about plastics

  • Zero waste and circular economy – Envisioning where we can go from here

  • Status quo vs. sustainable plastics – Design tools and technology developed to support zero waste goals

  • Value-chains and closing-the-loop – Connecting the dots through innovative business models, infrastructure and public policies


WHEN: Thursday, February 28. Doors open 7:00pm; speaker starts 7:30pm.

WHERE: HiVE (#210 – 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC)


With the City of Vancouver’s upcoming ban on the distribution of plastic straws and polystyrene (foam) take-out containers and cups, it is important that business owners and consumers understand the properties of plastic alternatives before the ban is effective on June 1, 2019.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dr. Love-Ese Chile is a sustainable plastic researcher based in Vancouver, BC. Arriving from New Zealand, Ese completed her doctoral thesis on biodegradable plastics at the University of British Columbia in 2017. During her studies, Ese became a vocal supporter of sustainability, green chemistry and community-driven science. Ese now works within the sustainable plastic supply chain as a science consultant and enjoys every opportunity to share her understanding and facilitate discussion with her community.


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Tickets are by donation (suggested $10).

Remember to BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup)


#ProtectWhatYouLove #ProtectWhereYouPlay #SurfriderVan


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